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away from the particular neighborhood that we're focused on. we'll keep working as one team, federal, state, and local, to try to slow and limit the spread of the virus. i do want to be veryically, though. our public health experts do not expect to see the kind of widespread outbreaks of zika here that we've seen in brazil or in puerto rico. the kind of mosquitos that are most likely to carry zika are limited to certain regions of our country. but we cannot be complt zika cases. and even though the symptoms for most people are mild, many may never even know that they have it, we've seen that the complications for pregnant women and their babies can be severe. so i, again, want to encourage every american to learn what they can do to help stop zika by going to cdc.gov. in addition, congress needs to do its job. fighting zika costs money.
research into new vaccines-- and by the way, n.i.h. just announced the first clinical trials in humans -- that costs money. and that's why my administration proposed an urgent request for more funding back in february. not only did the republican-led congress not pass our request. they worked to cut it. and then they left for summer recess without passing any new funds for the fight against zika. meanwhile, our experts at the the front lines, have been doing their best making do by moving funds from other areas but now the money we need to fight zika is rapidly running out. the situation is getting critical. for instance, without sufficient funding, n.i.h. clinical trials and the possibilities of a vaccine, which is well within reach, could be delayed. so this is not the time for politics. more than 40 u.s. service
in 50 u.s. states, we know of more than 1800 cases of zika connected to travel to infected areas, and that includes nearly 500 pregnant women. zika is now present in almost every part of puerto rico, and now we have the first local transmission in florida, and there will certainly be more. and, meanwhile, congress is on a summer recess. a lot of folks talk about protecting americanss from threats. well, zika is a us thr protecting american people from threats and zika is a threat. deal with the threat and help protect the american people from zika. with that, i'm going to take questions. i'm going to start with someone who just assumed the second
correspondents' association president also from reuters. jeff? >> hardly. but happy birthday. >> thank you very much. >> as islamic state loses territory, you and other officials have said it's becoming a more traditional terrorist group. are you satisfied that the united states and allies have shifted strategy sufficiently to address that change? and secondly, given your conference this week about donald trump and lacking the ability to be president, are you concerned he will be receiving security briefings about isis and other security issues? >> i'm never satisfied with our response because if you're satisfied, the problem's solved, and it's not. we just spent a couple hours meeting with my top security folks to look at what more can be done. it was absolutely necessary for
syria. it is not sufficient, but it's necessary because so long as they have those bases, they can use their propaganda to suggest that somehow there is still some califate being born, and that can insinuate itself in the minds of folks who may be willing to travel there or carry out rr it's destabilizing for countries in the region at a time when the region's already unstable. so, you know, i am pleased with the progress that we've made on the ground in iraq and syria. we're far from freeing mosul but what we've shown is when it comes to conventional fights, isil can be beaten with partners on the ground so as
from coalition forces that we have been providing. in the meantime, though, you're seeing isil carry out external terrorist acts, and they've learned something. they've adapted in al quaeda which was a much more centralized separation and tried to plan very elaborate attacks. what isil has figured out i they can convince a handful of people or even one person to carry out an attack on a subway or at a parade or, you know, some other public venue and kill scores of people as opposed to thousands of people, it still creates the kinds of fear and concern that elevates their profile.
these networks for smaller, less complicated attacks is tougher because it doesn't require many resources on their part or preparation, and it does mean we have to do even more to generate the intelligence and to work with our partners in order to degrade those networks. and the will probably sustain themselves even after isil is defeat. but what we've learned is we adapt, and eventually, we will dismantle the networks, also. but this is part of the reason, however, it's so important for
and not panic, not succumb to fear because isil can't defeat the united states of america our nato partnerships. we can defeat ourselves, though, if we make bad decisions. and we have to happened that, as painful and as tragic as these attacks are, that we are going to keep and preventing them wherever we can using a whole government network to disrupt their networks and take key operatives off the battlefield and eventually, we will win.
bad decisions, indiscriminantly killing civilians, for example, in some of the areas, instituting dovessive religious tests on who can enter the country, you know, those kinds of strategies can end up backfiring because in order for us to ultimately win this fight, we cannot frame this as a clash of civilizations between the west and islam. that plays circumstances is -- isil and perverse interpretations they are putting forward. as far as mr. trump, we are going to be by the law, and which is tradition and the law if somebody's a momy. >> , the republican nominee for
were to win, they are not starting from scratch in terms of being prepared for this office. and i am not going into details of the nature of the security briefings that both candidates receive. what i will say is they have been told these are classified briefings. if they want to be president, they have to start acting like able to receive these briefings and not spread them around. >> are you worried about that? >> well, i think i've said enough on that. mary bruce? >> thank you, mr. president. what is your response to critics who say the $400 million in cash that you sent to iran was a ransom payment? was it simply a pure coincidence, a sum -- a payment
sent at the exact same time that the prisoners were released and can you assure the american people monday of the money went to the terrorists? >> okay. it was interesting to watch this surface. we announced the payments in january, many months ago. it wasn't a secret. we announced them to all of you. this wasn't ay a -- a nefarious deal. at the time, we explained that i rap i -- a ran had pressed a claim about an international tribunal, money of theirs that was frozen, and a consequence
our lawyers that they were at a litigation risk, and it could cost us billions. it was their advice and suggestion that we settle. that's what these payments represent. and it wasn't a secret. we were completely open with everybody about it. and it's interesting to me how this suddenly became a story again. point number 2, ransom for hostages. we got a number of americans held around the world, and i meet with their families, and it's heartbreaking. and we have stood up an entire section of interaces experts who devote all their time working with the families to get these americans out. but those families know that we
ransom, and the notion that we would somehow start now in this high-profile way and a mons -- announce it into the world even as we are looking into the faces of other host act families whose loved ones are held hostage and say we don't pay we don't pay ransom and we won't in the future precisely because if we did, we would encourage americans to be a target much in the way that countries who do pay ransom have their citizens taken. point number 3 is that the timing of this was, in fact,
around the nuclear deal, we actually have diplomatic negotiations and conversations with iran for the first time in several decades. so, the issue is not so much th could have a discussion. john kerry could meet with the foreign minister meaning our ability to clear accounts on the number of issues at the same time convd. advantage of that opportunity b litigation risk that was raised. it was important for us to make sure that we finished the job on the iran nuclear deal and since we were in a conversation with them, it was important for us to push them hard in getting these americans out.
since the agreement with iran to stop the nuclear program was signed. and by all accounts, it has worked exactly the way we said it was going to work. you will recall there were all these horror stories about how iran was going to cheat and this wasn't going to work, and iran was going to get $150 billion to and all these scenarios, and none of them have come to pass. and it's not just the assessment of our intelligence community. it's the assessment of the israeli military and intelligence community, the country that was most opposed to the deal that acknowledges this was a game changer and
break out capacity to develop nuclear weapons. so what i'm interested in is if there was news not have any of the folks who were predicting disasters to say this thing actually worked. that would be a shock. that would be impressive if some of folks who said the sky is falling suddenly said, you that iran no longer has the capacity to break out in short term and develop a nuclear weapon. but, of course, that wasn't going to happen. instead, what we have is the manufacturing of outrage in a story that we disclosed in january. and the only bit of news that is relevant is the fact that we
last point. the reason we had to give them cash is because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions, we do not have a banking relationship with iran that we couldn't send them a check, and could we could not wire the money. and it is not at all clear to me why it is that cash, as opposed to a check or a wire transfer has made this in new story. maybe because it feels like some spy novel or, you know, some crime novel because cash was exchanged. the reason cash was exchanged is because we don't have a banking relationship with iran which is precisely part of the pressure we were able to a my
material out and close down a bunch of facilities that, as i remember two years ago, 3 years ago, 5 years ago, was people's top fear and priority, that we make sure iran doesn't have break-out nuclear capacity. they don't. this worked. >> we have been listening to president obama address first the battle finally, the u.s. payment to iran. we want to begin the wbz news at 5:00, and the cbs evening news will have more. tonight, remembering kyzr, family, friends, the community coming together to say goodbye to the dorchester boy who drowned at a city camp. i'm lisa hughes. >> and i'm david wade. the mourners tried to find joy? their sorrow.
boston tonight. beth? >> reporter: it was just over a week ago that the body was found offshore after a lengthy search. at his funeral, his family was looking for the good to come from the tragedy and was receiving a lot of support. it's a death that has shaken the entire city, a funeral for 7-year-old kyzr willis, whose words of encouragement. >> kyzr at the young age that he is saving lives today. he is saving other children's lives. >> reporter: the city implemented some safety protocols at day camp after he died at the curley community center. >> this young man, kyzr, became
-- boston and belongs to all of us now. >> maybe this will help the mothers of the city be more diligent so it doesn't ever happen again. >> reporter: the mourners remembering the exuberant little boy who loved ninja turtles. >> he was always smiling. >> reporter: outside a horse and carriage to bring him to his final resting place, with all mourners >> he was an angel, a young kid who went early. >> reporter: and the family members admit they have unanswered questions. >> unclosed circles, if you will. just too many unclosed circles. >> reporter: investigators have determined that kyzr's death is a horrible accident, and additional head counts of campers, more staffing, and
are among the changes being made. lisa? >> beth, thank you. a serious crash in littleton this afternoon, and it's still having an effect. the suv wound up in the median at 231. the interstate was shut downy on a medical helicopter could pick up at least one of the victims. we don't have word on how many people were hurt or how badly, but 495 is still backed up, almost 17 miles southbound and 9 said that a man behind a deadly stabbing rampage is probably mentally ill and not a terrorist. witnessessay he was slashing at people and killed a woman in her 60s, the wife of a florida state university professor. another american is among the five people who were wounded. the suspect is originally from
hundreds of armed officers are on patrol in the area that is popular with students and tourists. that's unusual because police in the uk typically don't carry guns. campaign 2016, donald trump facing negative headlines and questions about his campaign returning to new england hoping to shift the focus back to his message. he blasted policies that he said made it possible for the tsarnaev brothers to country. >> the boston bombers -- remember the boston bombers? what a horrible thing that was. arrived through the political asylum process. the younger brother applied for citizenship and was naturalized on september 11th, 2012. the older brother had a pending application for citizenship. oh, that's wonderful. we take them; right?
happens. how violent and how vicious and how horrible was that? >> they were to the all supporters. some protesters were thrown out by security workers in the auditorium. ken mcleod, there were also protesters outside? >> reporter: two different anti-trump demonstrations, lisa, but with much the same theme. maine hasn't votedpu since 1988 but the more in the concern surrounding his visit was a couple of incidents that might alienate military families. cathy nichols gobbled up trump buttons, her support still strong. >> i play not to pay attention to the sensationalists' stuff. >> reporter: but right in front of portland's city hall,
the comments about the purple heart he was given and the public feud with gold star parents prove he is unfit to be commander-in-chief. >> after the comments about the khan family, people are waking up to the fact that trump is a loose cannon. >> reporter: most trump supporters, to no surprise, didn't see it that way but some veterans acknowledged it. >> it's he's a smart guy. he shouldn't have done that much that was the most disappointing comment thus far. >> reporter: others say there is way too much focus on their candidate's hyper activity mouth and not enough on the outsiders he would install to blow up the gridlock that is washington politics. >> one of the reasons he is a self-made multibillion care he knows how to surround himself with smart people. >> reporter: that was enough for this gay trump supporter.
charge. time for an outsider. i think he's the guy. >> reporter: benjamin here staked out his spot in a no oneland. >> either candidate represents my interests. >> reporter: if trump could win the conservative second district, he could sae electoral vote. lisa, back to you. >> thank you, ken. hillary clinton held an event in las vegas and slammed trump on his history. >> when you run for president, you need to be judged on what you have done. i think the evidence is clear. he has not put americans to work. >> clinton ended her comments saying look at what trump does, not what he said. today was just about perfect, wasn't it?
days that you wish you could stretch out longer. >> we have had a lot of these and tomorrow, not too much different. boston, 79 right now and fitchburg, a warm 87, and hyannis, 74 and chatham at 71, a beautiful summer day and the beat goes on. mainly clear across the northeast and we are watching one system, a front working into the western great lakes, the community for rainfall unfortunately arriving during the upcoming weekend. for tonight, a evening as we fall back in the 50s in the suburbs, and tomorrow, similar to today. it will be warmer but the humidity is still low. a nice start in the morning. we're up in the 80s by lunchtime and the humidity levels, dew points in the 50s, not a big factor, and we'll have a breeze out of the southwest tomorrow that will take an edge off the heat. so highs, 85 to 90 towards the
sunset, before 8:00, 7:58. 91 in lawrence tomorrow and a warm summer day to end out the week. the beach, 78 to 86 and a southwesterly breeze is getting busier in the afternoon. if you are heading out for boating, it might get choppy. and then friday night, the clouds will increase, and as you wake up on saturday morning, partly sunny skies and a few question marks as to how many clouds the bat on saturday with storms off to the west. the activity is spinning the clouds on our direction. as we look towards the midday in the afternoon, this isthe best chance of showers and thunderstorms to kickoff moving across from lunchtime into the early evening before fading out on saturday night. right now, the storm prediction center is keeping an eye on new england and giving us a marginal risk of severe
strong wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall. i don't think it's a setup where every town will get rain. on saturday, up in the 80s, a warm start to the weekend, and sunday, still warm but a change with gusty northwest winds and dew points that are lower and very dry air will be in place. and for the pan mass challenge, watching the showers and storms looking from lunchtime on ward. most of the morning ride will skies in the afternoon. 85 on monday, and upper 80s on tuesday and near 90 for wednesday and thursday. great to be outside but not much rain. david and lisa? >> eric, thanks. a woman charged with abusing the dog she was supposed to be caring for. >> she explains why she is
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